Houston Fire Department
35 Years, 5 Months, and 26 days ~ Station 45, D shift
A 1966 Graduate of Reagan High School. From 1967 to 1969 Steve served as a missionary in the Alaskan-Canadian Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In 1978 he received a BS in Technology from the University of Houston. Husband of Renee' for 37 years. They married on June 01, 1970 in the Salt Lake Temple and were sealed for time and all eternity. Father of son Eric and his wife Laura Kay, daughter Holley and her husband Adam, daughter Laura and her husband Jaron and son Greg and his wife Sharla. Grandfather of Eric and Lauras daugher Reagan, Holley and Adams daughters Abby and Megan, Laura and Jaraons children Grace and Maddox and Greg and Sharla's children Logan Lacey and Caden. Steve is the son of Marvin Malcolm "Roe" Jahnke, and Fae Jahnke. Both Chief Roe and Chief Steve taught fire school at Texas A & M together and Steve taught Fire Technology at Houston Community College in the Fire Technology program for many years. Steve's nephew Captain Jay Paul Jahnke was killed in the line of duty on October 13, 2001. His uncle was Chief Claude Devald Jahnke. The Houston Fire Department Training Academy is named in honor of Steve's uncle Val Otto Jahnke.
Chief Jahnke was a highly respected member of the Houston Fire Department. He will be greatly missed.
Steve served many callings in the Church. He taught Sunday School classes, worked with the youth, served in the Houston Texas Temple, and held various leadership positions.
Throughout his life, Steve was heavily involved in the Boy Scouts of America. He was a Life Scout, and as an adult received his Woodbadge Award.
Cause of Death: Skin Cancer
Sharon Renee Garrison Jahnke
1951 – unknown
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